Bendigo Tramways Museum, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
Show map

Museums

Delve deep into the region's past at one of the fascinating museums in the Goldfields. Learn about the discovery of gold, the story of Australia becoming a nation, and the rich history of the area.

Southern Cross
Visit Ballarat's Gold Museum for a history of the discovery of gold and the rapid transformation of the area as hopefuls rushed to the area. See the original Eureka flag at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE), hear stories of the rebellion, and learn about what life was like in the early days.

Enter the dragon
Set aside a morning to explore the Golden Dragon Museum in Bendigo. Discover the remarkable legacy of the region's Chinese miners and settlers who arrived on the Goldfields in the 1850s.

On track
Take a ride on a vintage tram in Ballarat or Bendigo and learn the history behind Victoria's famous means of public transport with the Ballarat Tramway Museum and Bendigo Tramways.

Bendigo Joss House

Bendigo Joss House Temple

At the Bendigo Joss House Temple you can discover more about the Chinese migrants who came to Bendigo in search of gold so long ago. The Bendigo Joss...

Read more | Show on map

Ballarat Tramway Museum

Ballarat Tramway Museum

Enjoy Ballarat's Living History by travelling by tram with the Ballarat Tramway Museum. History lives in Ballarat and in Wendouree Parade. Take a...

Read more | Show on map

Bendigo Tramways Vintage 'Talking' Tram

Bendigo Tramways Vintage Talking Tram

Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking as you journey through the past 150 years aboard a majestic Vintage 'Talking' Tram.

Read more | Show on map

Creswick Museum

Creswick Museum

Creswick Museum is an accredited museum and is housed in the former Municipal Offices of the Shire of Creswick, the Town Hall complex. The Research...

Read more | Show on map

The Great Stupa after completion

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Exhibition Centre has a vast collection of sacred Buddhist relics on display that have been offered from many...

Read more | Show on map

Gold Museum

Gold Museum

The Gold Museum extends Sovereign Hill's story of Ballarat - a majestic provincial city built on the wealth derived from the great Australian...

Read more | Show on map

The original Flag of the Southern Cross (the Eureka Flag) from 1854, on display in a purpose built gallery

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka

With its foundations located on the physical site of the Eureka Stockade, and the evocative Eureka Flag from 1854 as its centrepiece, M. A. D. E. 's...

Read more | Show on map

Golden Dragon Museum and Dai Gum San

Golden Dragon Museum

Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.

Read more | Show on map

Bendigo Planetarium

Discovery Science & Technology Centre

With loads of interactive exhibits to explore, you will not know what to try first at the Discovery Science & Technology Centre! Be sure to look out...

Read more | Show on map

Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill

Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.

Read more | Show on map

Demonstrating in the model

Eucalyptus Distillery Museum

Inglewood Eucalyptus Distillery site offers a tourist attraction set on the site of the historic Jones Eucalyptus Distillery. This is a unique...

Read more | Show on map


Step back in time

Videos

Castlemaine (1:55)

See more videos

Destinations